Unlike other contemporary similar organizations like the American The Onion, Fognews typically does not publish fictional news stories of an absurd nature. It instead posts relatively plausible fictional news stories of a romantic idealistic nature of Russian public figures acting in what they would consider reasonable behavior. The satiric purpose of this content is to highlight the real life behavior by these subjects, which they consider absurd and unreasonable. In the spirit of the publication, there is a statement in Latin on their home page, "Nоvае rеs а nоbis соnfiсtае" (New things we have made up).
For instance, there is the Aug. 17 story of the nationalist Russian politician, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who is given to erratic behavior and disruptive outbursts, resigning on account of his unacceptable behavior and his calm and polite delivery of this notice is noted. In addition, there was an Aug. 5 story of renowned orchestra conductor and supporter of President of RussiaVladimir Putin's regime, Valery Gergiev, halting a concert to deliver a protest speech about the harsh legal treatment of the punk band, Pussy Riot, for their protest stunt in a church.